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John Gerard

John Gerard was an English botanist with a large herbal garden in London. He was the author of a 1,484-page illustrated Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes, first published in 1597. It became the most prevalent botany book in English in the 17th century. Except for additions of some plants from his own garden and from North America, Gerard's Herbal is largely an unacknowledged English translation of Rembert Dodoens's herbal, published in 1554,... Read More

Born1545
Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Died1612 (aged 66–67)
London, England
FieldsBotany
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